Pregnancy

Supporting Healthy Pregnancy and Natural Birth

What are the benefits of chiropractic care prior to pregnancy?

  • Promotes regular menstrual cycles
  • May help optimize uterine function
  • Prepares body for healthy implantation
  • Ensures proper nerve supply to reproductive organs

What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?

  • Pelvic alignment and balance
  • Reduction in preeclampsia
  • Less back labor
  • Reduced need for pain medication
  • Less back pain
  • Shorter labor times
  • Reduced need for pain medication
  • More comfort while breastfeeding
  • Greater production of breast milk
  • Less incidence of postpartum depression

Is chiropractic safe for pregnant women?

Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-free discipline meaning that the risks associated with it are very low. Adverse events are very rare and your chiropractor will assess you individually for any risks before commencing care. In general, there are no increased risks or side effects with chiropractic for pregnant women. Your prenatal chiropractor may use special techniques or table modifications to avoid unnecessary pressure on the abdomen.


Are all chiropractors trained to work with pregnant women?

Yes! Chiropractors are all adequately trained to handle the needs of pregnancy; however some chiropractors have a special interest in serving pregnant women and have taken additional training. Chiropractors with the designation CACCP, DACCP or Webster Certification have taken additional training and achieved certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).


In a Hospital Study that Incorporated chiropractic adjustments during the pregnancy, there was a 50% decrease in the need for painkillers during delivery.


” Women who recived chiropractic adjustment in their third trimester where able to carry and deliver their child with much more comfort. “
-Irvin Henderson, MD

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